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Software that lists file locks and programs

I need to list what programs have a lock on various files.

First, is there anything built into XP or Vista to help me with this?

If not, are there any other 3rd party packages/freeware that will help me do this?

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What type of lock?

If you are referring to Windows' built-in encryption and access privileged, then yes, there are methods of identifying such files. However, there are thousands of third-party programs that provide 'locking' capabilities, with no standardized method of identifying them, so it would be impossible to scan a hard drive and find all files that have access to their contents restricted in some way.


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Apology in advance.

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